Posts made in July, 2014

Feminist Journal Room Magazine: Annual Writing Contest 2014

Posted by on Jul 9, 2014 in Critic's Area | 0 comments

  Room’s Annual Writing Contest: 2014   Proudly presenting Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies supporter Room magazine‘s call for submissions. Please feel free to submit and share with other writers. Deadline: July 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction, Poetry and Creative Non-Fiction Prizes Per category First prize: $500 + publication in Room Second prize: $250 + publication in Room Honourable mention: publication on Room‘s website Rules For fiction and creative non-fiction, one submission includes one short story or essay of up to 3,500 words. For poetry, one submission includes up to...

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Call for Chapters: The Political Economy of Celebrity Activism

Posted by on Jul 3, 2014 in Critic's Area | 0 comments

Call for Chapters: The Political Economy of Celebrity Activism From Dr Nathan Farrell ( In early 2014, Hollywood actor Scarlet Johansson provoked a critical response from the UK charity Oxfam, for whom she functioned as an ambassador. The star had recently signed a promotional deal with SodaStream, the manufacturer of a carbonated drinks machine, with headquarters in Israel and a factory situated in a controversial settlement in the West Bank. Such settlements, Oxfam asserted, have been linked to the ongoing poverty of the location’s Palestinian inhabitants....

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